18th September 2020
We had this long weekend planned for a while, but ended up having to escape RCT an evening early before lockdown came in. So after a night rough camping on my parents drive we set off for the Meirionnydd section of the path to complete the remaining 3 walks in that section over this weekend.
Our plan was for a shorter walk the first day and then to get to the campsite to set up – but we didn’t realise just how easy and short the walk would be!!
We parked in the Tywyn train station car park and walked to the coast.
The walk today is along the beach to Aberdyfi, joining up to a section of path we last walked back in March 2014 on my birthday weekend. How different the world is now.
When the promenade ends the path takes you down onto the beach and then you can either walk across the sand or along the path running through the grass – we decided on the beach….. well why wouldn’t you on such a glorious day (as usual!!).
The hills are off to the left of us – I still remember those hills 30 months later!!
But today is as flat as can be – and Bonnie leads the way. There isn’t much more to say on this one really – beach, sunshine and coffee at the end of the walk – that’s all you need for an opening walk on the weekend.
So only 4.5 miles today, and done inside 90 minutes, leaving us plenty of time for the coffee and then a bus back to the car. That takes our total up to 590.2 miles completed and 285.4 miles to go. There will be more challenging days on this weekend, that is for sure. Now off to get basecamp set up.